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Certificate III in Education Support CHC30213

Overview

This program will give you the broad skills and knowledge which will allow you to work as a Learning Support Assistant but it also caters for specialisation in a range of education support contexts including Disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education officer, numeracy and literacy worker, and home tutor.

Qualification: Certificate III in Education Support CHC30213
Program No: C3-HC57
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1.5 semesters full-time (9 months) OR part-time equivalent.
This program has a mandatory industry placement: 16 days or 105 hours minimum.
Likely Job Outcome: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker, Education assistant, Education assistant (special needs), Education support worker, Home tutor, Homeland teaching assistant, Indigenous language and culture teaching assistant, Language worker, Support worker (working with children with disabilities), Teacher aide, Teacher assistant.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

You may be required to enrol into additional Foundation Skills subjects to support your learning and success in this program.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate reading, writing and oral communication skills by undertaking a literacy assessment (ASCF level 3). You may be required to undertake additional Foundation Skills subjects to support your learning and success in this program.

If you are entering this program as a Trainee under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register prior to enrolment.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 17 subjects

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
      This unit applies to all workers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CIT Code: YURA101
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.
      This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
    • CIT Code: CHIL259
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment.
      The unit applies to workers in a range of community service contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
    • CIT Code: LEGL209
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to maintain compliance with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role.
      The unit applies to education support job roles in a variety of education contexts including schools and other educational settings.
      This work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other educational professional.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCEDS002 Assist in implementation of planned educational programs
    • CIT Code: CHIL279
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist a worker to support the teacher/s in delivering planned education programs. Classroom-level support is provided to ensure the learning environment is inclusive and relevant, and appropriately resourced and maintained.
      This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
    • CIT Code: CHIL280
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to support students with different developmental issues to participate in classroom and other school activities.
      This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
    • CIT Code: CHIL281
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the effective functioning of a classroom or other learning environment. It deals with practical issues such as administration, equipment, teaching aids and other supplies.
      This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
    • CIT Code: CHIL282
      Cost: $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required in providing assistance to students who need additional support with their reading, writing and oral language skills.
      This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills
    • CIT Code: CHIL283
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement numeracy programs as identified by the teacher to assist students requiring additional numeracy support.
      This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues
    • CIT Code: CHIL284
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively communicate with students and colleagues.
      This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students
    • CIT Code: CHIL287
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes skills and knowledge required for teacher assistants to contribute effectively to the health and safety of students. The education support worker implements workplace health and safety instructions and procedures within his or her scope of responsibility and according to direction.
      This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
    • CIT Code: CHIL288
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by an education support worker to support students with additional needs in classrooms where there are students with a mix of abilities and needs.
      This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
    • CIT Code: CHIL294
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to effectively contribute to learning experiences for students with a range of disabilities.
      This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CIT Code: CHIL300
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.
      This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS101
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.
      The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
    • CIT Code: COMM501
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate with people who have complex communication needs through effective use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies and systems.
      AAC refers to methods that replace or supplement speech to address the needs of people whose oral speech skills limit their ability to meet their participation and communication needs.
      AAC systems comprise communication aids, symbols, strategies, and techniques and methods that may be aided or unaided.
      This unit applies to disability support work in a variety of contexts. Work performed requires a range of well developed, person-centred skills where some discretion and judgement is required and workers will take responsibility for their own outputs.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
    • CIT Code: CHIL298
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge to provide support to students who have education needs associated with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
      This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113
Certificate IV Education Support CHC40213
Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au